Richard Ansett

Beryl, 2016

These images are record of the first meeting with model and performance artist Beryl Nesbitt at her home in London. The connection between photographer and sitter was immediate and synchronistic; an unspoken emotional and professional synergy, the model accepting the direction of the photographer instinctively driven to create a series in the moment that satiate conscious and sub-conscious desires of both parties. Richard’s work is a phenomenological exploration of the world as a consequence of the sense of detachment and isolation from being adopted from birth. Here there is an unspoken communication of the need to form a relationship with an unknown mother, Beryl is both an elderly lady and a little girl.